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Am I able to sue someone in the commonwealth of pennsylvania,

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as I was rear ended...
Am I able to sue someone in the commonwealth of pennsylvania, as I was rear ended at a red light. I was not hurt. The accident was listed as a careless driving on the other drivers be half. I have full-tort auto insurance. My car did need to be fixed. The lady had state farm auto insurance they paid the bill .
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Under Pennsylvania rules, you may sue a tortfeasor (the negligent party) in the Pennsylvania county in which they reside or in the county where the accident occurred.

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However, in order to prevail, you have to prove:

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1) that the party was negligent

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and

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2) that you were damaged.

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If the party's insurance coverage paid for your vehicle damage and you were not hurt

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you would have to prove other damage to property or another individual for the case to be tenable.

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